ChromiumOS Enhanced Special Build – R69-10895.B

New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Camd64OS_R69-10895.B-Special.7z

SHA256: 3d2b887b0678aae67a95750e668bfee4821eeaed15d95f32541cf9ffaa5e46cc

Enhancements

  • R69 Chromium Release
  • Working Linux Apps! Review https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/08/19/install-linux-applications-chrome-os/ for install instructions.
    This has been tested successfully on a core i5 with TPM enabled after installing to hard drive. As per the link above, please be patient since the initial install can take a while. There is no need to switch channels however, just proceed from the section “Setting up the Linux container”

Note: Google Play Store is still not working!
Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues
Change Log: https://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/chromiumos-special-builds/chromiumos-special-builds-change-log/

The Update Server will be made available in the next week or so.




28 thoughts on “ChromiumOS Enhanced Special Build – R69-10895.B”

  1. I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th gen which has a TPM 2.0 module in it. It was owned by Windows earlier. I cleared the TPM from tpm.msc and also tried clearing it from BIOS.
    However, regardless of what I do, Chromium still can’t take ownership of it. I am hitting error 0x9a2 and TPM_RC_BAD_AUTH errors when trying to take ownership, or init the tpm using trousers_client or tpm_manager_client or tpm-manager binaries on ChromiumOS.
    I’m still trying to get ownership in ChromiumOS, but Windows discards the owner password after owning the TPM, so I think many people will hit this problem w/o a solution. (there are some workarounds which I’m trying but unsuccessfully until now).
    The problem may also be related to platform authorization, a deeper level of passcode auth in the TPM, which, afaik, is not easy to sort out. Some computers don’t have a HW jumper to nullify this.

    So, as a solution, would it make sense to include the previously proposed software emulation TPM in the kernel, even if there’s a hardware TPM in the system, and we could we enable this emulated “clean” TPM with a kernel parameter and disable the HW TPM (embedded kernel modules?) to pass this TPM issue?

    1. Hi Emre – I see you have updated github so will review when I get time. Since certs started working again in later versions without software failback, I removed the override in later builds. I may have to reintroduce it!

      1. Thanks Arnold, I’ll be waiting for some feedback and will try to test anything you could come up with. I’ve written some detailed info in the bug reports. In linux, I can take ownership, set password, use some tpm2_* commands, but in ChromeOs it does not work. I also gave a try to CloudReady, and it does have CA certificates and can import my personal certificate for EAP-TLS, but it’s not HW backed to EAP-TLS wifi still doesn’t work.
        So any SW based solution will need to represent itself to Chromium as if it’s HW backed…

  2. hello ,Arnold thanks for your work!Can’t install this or vanilla build on my Acer p3 -171 .Shutdown after 1-2 minutes.I know this maybe video card issue(I have intel hd graphics 4000).What can I do to solve this problem

  3. Hey Arnold.

    I have a macbook late 2009
    and this version wont detect wifi networks.

    Wireless wont works here.
    My Wireless driver is a Broadcom BCM43224

    Ethernet even dont work, it´s a Nvidia Ethernet MCP79

    Which Version detect Broadcom Drivers???

    I try booting Special Version

  4. Hey Arnold!! Thanks again as always for churning out these great updates. I hate to flog a dead horse about the jakeday kernel and IPTS for us Surface Pro 4 + guys, but is this something that is at all possible? Even if we install your builds, can we somehow install his kernel on top? Problem is, touch and keyboard (the type cover) are kind of wonky without his kernel

  5. I got stuck at the “setting up linux container”. After 15-20 minutes, the first fail alert popped up, and retry takes forever. I tested both on USB and installed on HDD, same result.
    The terminal icon is up, and after clicking it it just shows up on the shelf with spinner loading forever.

    Dell Inspiron 5520, i5 3210m

  6. hi, i’ve had no luck running linux apps,

    i’ve followed the link provided but I keep on getting an error message stating that the container could not be started.

    i’ve wiped the usb drive and dd’ed the image multiple times.
    tried install linux from usb, from hard drive install but same thing.

    VT-X is running in the BIOS, have a i7-3770.

  7. got stuck on “Setting up the Linux container”. First it shows error about failing but once I retry it just stuck forever. Terminal appears in app dock but once I try to launch it it gets stuck on loading in the shelf forever. Tried on both USB and disk, same result on both.

  8. Hey !
    first i want to thank you for all of your hard work
    second , i want to ask you are you aware of “FydeOS” somehow they got android apps and store working and i believe they have their work open on Github

  9. Hey !!
    First : i want to thank you for all of your hard awesome work
    second : i want to ask you something , Are you aware of “FydeOS” ? somehow they got the playstore alongside android apps working , i believe they put all their work open on Github

  10. For Android you put in the framework, but all necessary files are missing in
    /etc/init
    /opt/google/containers/android/
    /usr/local/Android_Images/
    No wonder Android not working…
    I tried to put in the files manually, but it ends up saying no space left.

    Missing files & folders in arnoldthebat
    /opt/google/containers/android/ – config.json rootfs system.raw.img usr vendor.raw.img
    system.raw.img – size: 461983744
    vendor.raw.img – size: 48439296
    already these two take up all the space left in the rootfs partition…
    failed – fix 🤪

      1. Another related query – is it possible to increase the sizes of rootfs A & B partitions without breaking the installation? they seem to be protected, signed?
        Also how did you get it so it can boot using Ctrl-U? for chromebooks USB?

  11. Hi Arnold,

    I’m new to this Chromium OS thing, but it is possible to dualboot it with my W10 ?

    Thank you, great job !

  12. Hi,
    first thank you for this job, I just found your page.

    On my old ACER laptop one problem, or strange behavior. In Vanilla build build touchpad is working but not in Special build.

  13. Any possibility of Android Apps without functional Play Store? I know on ChromeOS you can still sideload Android apks, would that be possible? As far as I know, there shouldn’t be any proprietary Google crap.

    Btw, Lenovo Thinkpad X230, installed on SSD, Linux apps work without any issues. I don’t know about TMP tho.

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